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  •  Once again, you have posted a diary that I hope (6+ / 0-)

    many will read and give thought to the stories and descriptions you provided, and in turn, continue their education of this topic.

    I have learned about many varied cultures over the years (lived in Syracuse where the Onondaga Peoples Nation is) as I have been fortunate to have traveled this world and learned about many of them, and their history first hand.  I am always amazed at just how little we know about our own Native Americans, the First Nations people and just how their cultures were amazing and so refined with their outlook and respect of the very world about them, and the role of women in them:  Something that we as a society both here and elsewhere have long since lost, forgotten and conveniently had not been exposed to in our educational lives.  The role of women in many of the cultures both here, and around the world in other ones is a story that is very important, and needs to be learned by all so that we get our balance back and become centered once again.

    Unfortunately, many of our life's education both today, and throughout time have been dominated and influenced by the perception of a paternalistic world, from our Judeo-Christian religions to our cultural art, to our daily outside influence, but most of all from our world written history by those that meant to keep it that way.  The story of the significance of the Native American, First Nations women in their cultures is a necessary read and must be told.   Many would be surprised to learn just how their importance was to the overall fabric of those societies.

    Tipped and Rec'd as the untold stories for the First Nations people in this country and their history must be told and we must learn from those that were so much more civilized in respect to their surroundings and their knowledge of the balance of all things in the universe.  Your diary hit a soft spot with me as I always have wondered how and where this nation of so varied cultures would have been today, and tomorrow if the Anglo/Europeans hadn't ventured to these shores.

    Once again, Thank You for your contribution.

    “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

    by LamontCranston on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:52:58 AM PST

    •  one of the first things that (5+ / 0-)

      distressed me when I wound up studying anthropology - was the fact that many early anthropologists never even bothered to record much information on the women of the cultures they came in contact with.  

      that shifted after Boas - but it has only been recently that the focus has begun to shift.

      I too wonder - but alas we can't undo history - we can only try  to correct what has been written and move forward supporting First Nation's people.

      thank you.


      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:12:29 AM PST

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